Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs

From Sicklerville, New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, Jordan Burroughs is the youngest of four siblings and began wrestling at just 5 years old. He was inspired not by the Olympics, but by the high-flying athletes of the World Wrestling Federation. Burroughs attended the University of Nebraska where he was undefeated in his junior and senior seasons, was a two-time national champion and was the Hodge Trophy winner (wrestling’s Heisman trophy). That same year he went on to win his first World Championship, becoming only the fourth wrestler ever to win an NCAA Championship and World Championship in the same year. One year later, he won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. Today, Burroughs is a two-time Olympian and four-time World Champion. He is on track to becoming the most decorated American wrestler in history, just one title shy of tying the legendary John Smith. Burroughs is the holder of the longest winning streak in U.S. wrestling history (69 matches) and most recently was the bronze medal winner at the 2018 World Championships. He has set his sights set on winning the gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and solidifying his place in wrestling history.